Newsletter 7, May 19, 2023


Newsletter 7, May 19, 2023



PRAHRAN’S VAFA Division 1 finals credentials go on the line with the round six clash v UHS-VU at DW Lucas Reserve.
UHS-VU, demoted from C Grade last season, is second on the ladder with four wins while the Two Blues are sixth with two wins against lowly West Brunswick and Preston.
The questions that will be answered on Saturday are: was last Saturday’s 98 point win v Preston a false dawn against weakened opposition or will it result in a lift in confidence and belief to take on one of Division 1's in-form teams?
The Two Blues need to square the win-loss record at 3 all to stay in the finals race after the first third of the season.
All three men’s teams - Seniors, Reserves and Thirds, won last week for the first time this season, hopefully a sign of more to come.



FOLLOWING the success of National Community Umpiring Week, the VAFA will be showing its appreciation for umpires this weekend during Round 6.

Community Umpiring Week raises awareness of umpiring as an opportunity to be a part of the game and celebrates the important role of umpires across all levels of football.  Each weekend, 400 dedicated boundary, field and goal umpires officiate at VAFA matches.

Call to Action for VAFA Clubs

As part of Community Umpiring Week, we invite VAFA Clubs to show their appreciation for umpires by players and coaches taking part in a pre-match guard of honour and handshake with umpires. We look forward to seeing all clubs acknowledging and thanking the umpires who make it possible for our teams to run out each week.

Umpire Abuse Incidents and Respect Initiatives

This Community Umpiring round, the VAFA reminds the entire VAFA community the roles clubs play in fostering a positive match day environment for all participants, including umpires.

While the majority channel this passion towards encouraging their team, there is still a concerning number of incidents involving abuse of umpires by players, coaches and supporters.

Nobody sets out to make mistakes in a footy match, players don’t try to miss a target and umpires don’t set out to make decisional errors; this happens though as players and umpires are both human.

The VAFA asks that this round, and moving forward, while you continue to passionately support – or play for – your team, think twice before yelling across at an umpire: think about how you’d feel if yourself, a friend, or family member was on the receiving end of it.


WHAT a fitting celebration of James Musster’s 200th game with a landslide 98 point win in last Saturday’s away game v Preston Bullants.
Pre game, President Fab Maya presented Musster with the above framed jumper listing his catalogue of club achievements.
Musster joins Adam Sleight and Jack Matherson in the "200 Club" since Prahran formed a VAFA partnership with Southbank Amateur Football Club in 1999.
Musster is the most decorated player the Club has produced in the past 20 years as a multiple Club Best and Fairest (2010, 2015 and 2018, competition Best and Fairest in Premiership years 2011 and 2017, when also player of the match, and Team Of The Decade (2010-19) Vice Captain).

He also represented the VAFA on a tour to Ireland in October 2017 with a party of 35 players and officials playing a series of composite games.

James Musster chaired off the ground by Tim Maya (left) and Jon Simonetta.

200 Gamer, Musster breaks a tackle.

Alex Maxwell marks strongly.

Irish recruit, Niall O'Sullivan takes a diving mark. 

Photos by Trevor Evans. 
OSBORNE ROOFTOP AND BAR AWARD ($50 Voucher) - Jonny Simonetta
HAGENS ORGANICS ($50 Voucher) - Mackenzie Mayne
STATE BANK PAST PLAYERS ($30 Coles/Myer Voucher) - James Musster

TRICKY WICKET - Will Axford-Wood
GRILL'D WINDSOR - Ryan Bedwell


TICKETS to the Fundraising Gala have closed!

You don't want to miss out on what would be a great night being held at the CitiPower Centre at the Junction Oval next Thursday, 25th May from 7pm.

We now have over 50 auction items generously donated to the Club, thank you to all who have donated. Ian Cover from the Coodabeen Champions will MC the evening and we have a guest speaker. 


PJFC runs a fun skills training session for U8-U11 Mixed and U10-11 Girls who are interested in improving their kicking, catching, hand balling and general game sense. The program is in particular a good idea for players new to the game, or those wanting to work on something specific. 

Skills training is on every Wednesday from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
Click the link to register


TOUGH day at the office for the Under 18 Boys with school commitments taking effect.
The Two Blues were non match for a strong Waverley Hawks outfit.

PRAHRAN 1-2  3-3 5-3 7-4 (46)
WAVERLEY PARK HAWKS 3-6 10-10 15-12 19-15 (129)

Meanwhile, the Under 18 Girls continued their winning streak in a dour, low scoring struggle with Mordialloc Breaside.

PRAHRAN 2-3 2-4 3-7 5-7 (37)
MORDIALLOC-BRAESIDE 0-0 2-4 2-5 3-8 (26)

Prahran Junior Football Club

THANK YOU to those who supported the VAFA's Breast Cancer Network promotion last Mother's Day weekend.
Our players were pink socks v Preston Bullants as part of the awareness promotion. 

Click here to donate:



SPECTRUM ON CHAPEL is an entertainment venue in the heart of Chapel St and a major supporter of the Football Club.
Whether it’s a quiet drink, or a coffee in friendly surroundings you’re after, perhaps to watch the latest live sports action, or a punt on the TAB, Spectrum On Chapel is the place for you.
Spectrum On Chapel is open 9am to 5pm.


EVENT: State Bank/Southbank Past Players Day Luncheon
DATE: Saturday, July 8
LOCATION: DW Lucas Reserve

EVENT: Club Ball
DATE: Saturday, July 22
LOCATION: Young Hearts, High Street Prahran

EVENT: Reverse Raffle
DATE: Sunday, August 20
LOCATION: The Osborne

EVENT: Jack Morgans Luncheon
DATE: Friday, September 8
LOCATION: The Osborne


Club relies heavily on our Memberships and Sponsorships - we will greatly appreciate whatever support you can provide - simply click on the following link and select how you would like to support.
  • Club Member - $60.00
  • SkyBlue Member - $100.00
  • Jack Morgans/Prahrantonians Member - $200.00
  • Player Sponsor - $400.00
  • Sponsors - Bronze, Silver and Gold all available. 
A sincere thanks to all our members and sponsors who have already renewed for 2023 - your support is greatly appreciated. 

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